Last March, in Self Coaching Scholars, the subject was Believing New Things.  The homework was to find an old belief that doesn’t serve me and work on it.

I really believed that I had done so much work that I wasn’t carrying around any old beliefs that didn’t serve me.

Boy was I wrong!

So, I am sitting at my desk, reading email and it hit me.  Dread filled my body, I didn’t want to read this email.  The subject sounded complicated, like I wouldn’t understand it, wouldn’t comprehend it.

“I don’t read and  comprehend well.”

This is a belief that I carried around with me since the second grade.  My mind flashed back to a time,  I remember sitting at the dining room table reading stories over and over again, trying to tell my mom details of what I had just read.  It was not fun for me or for my mother.

Soon, it was resolved, that’s just the way I am!

If we do nothing with our old beliefs, they will continue to create our future results.  That’s the life loop that we can get caught up in.

Do you feel like you are in a life loop?

Listen, we get to believe anything we want, there are no rules to what we choose to believe.  That’s the best news ever!

So why do we choose that old thought to believe?  Why do we choose the one that doesn’t serve us, even when we see evidence that it’s not even true?

Because, even though it doesn’t feel good to believe that thought, it’s comfortable.  It’s familiar.

So how do you go from believing one thing to believing another thing?  That’s going to be part 3.

This week, continue to be very aware of thoughts that bubble up for you that are limiting.

Thoughts like:

  • I can’t
  • I’ve never been able to
  • I don’t
  • I’m just that way
  • I’ve always struggled with
  • I’m not good at

The list could go on forever.

The point is to be a watcher of your thoughts this week.  Watch for the disempowering ones.  They seem so harmless, so benign, so true!!!!

Be aware of emotions that bubble up like:

  • Dread
  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Overwhelm
  • Jealousy
  • Self-doubt

Find the thought that created the emotion.

This is going to be powerful work that changes your life!

Now, go be a goal setting, goal getting, goal digger!!!